Holiday Charity Poker Classic is Nov. 24 at DBKC

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The third annual Holiday Charity Classic returns to the Daytona Beach Kennel Club’s poker room on Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. First prize is valued at $6K, including a $2K seat in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event and a $1K stake for cash games at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas. First prize also includes flights for two and hotel accommodations at Atlantis, among other prizes.

Second- and third-place finishers will each win an Ante Up Poker Cruise for two to the Bahamas valued at $1,300 on Royal Caribbean.

Vanessa Rousso will be a featured guest player at this year’s tournament. Early registrants will have a chance to win seats to her VIP $10K guarantee tournament.

The charity event costs $150 in advance ($175 at the door). Please see the ad on Pages 2-3 for more information.

And before this event, DBKC is running its fifth annual International Series Nov. 4-10. Please see the ad on Page 35 of our November issue.

EBRO: Robert Matthews won the main event of the Emerald Coast Poker Championship on Sept. 29. Here are the ECPC winners: Event 1, Dillon Burns; Event 2, David Pleat; Event 3, Phillippe Petit; Event 4, Fabian Gradielas; Event 5, Bob Beck; Event 6, April Davis and Event 7, Richard Cheng. That same week the bad beat hit for more than $84K. Robert Petty won $42,007 when his quad 10s lost to Sherry Edwards’ straight flush. She pocketed $21,004 while the rest of the table each received $3K.

BESTBET: The World Poker Tour is making another huge stop at bestbet Jacksonville and satellites will be running up until the $3,500 main event, which starts Nov. 15 and has a $500K guarantee. The series boasts 20 events leading up to the WPT main, kicking off on Nov. 1 with a $50K guarantee ($200 buy-in, four starting flights).

Be sure to check the ad in our November issue for details and the full schedule. If hold’em tournaments with huge fields and big guarantees just aren’t you’re thing, the Fall Scramble will feature three Omaha tournaments, as well as the increasingly popular $200 All-In or Fold with $50 bounties and unlimited re-entry.

The $240 H.O.R.S.E. will make its debut. Satellites for the main going on every day, while satellites for the $50K and $100K guarantees will be the week of the respective events.

In Jacksonville’s September series main event, Harvey Vandeven won the title, splitting with T.K. Miles and taking home $76K. Vandeven is a construction owner from Ocala who beat a field of 255.

— Email Charles Allison anteupcharles@gmail.com.